Monday, September 13, 2010

State of Play Tutorial

So I promised to show you how I put together this layout I did for Kreatorville Kraft last month. Everything apart from the bakers twine comes from the August kit, and since the technique focus was on painting I wanted to incorporate quite a bit of that too.

There's just something about corrugated cardboard that makes me want to swipe paint across it. And forget the brush - I did this with my fingers!

After I planned my layout I stuck down all my background paper pieces. For extra strength and stability I like to add a little bit of sewing. Especially on a corrugated base because I'm just not that confident they'll stay stuck on properly.

My big technique hint here with the paint is not to be afraid of splashing it on top of your papers and embellishments. It doesn't have to be saved as a background technique.

I did some paint splatters (which I did a tutorial on here) on top of my papers, and then on top of my fussy-cut embellishments too.

Here's a close-up of the finished layout. Don't you think the paint splashes add a great little detail and another degree of depth to the overall design?

And I swiped some of the same paint around the circle I matted my title on for a bit of continuity too.

Simple, but effective. No?


  1. Love this walkthrough!!! i love seeing others people process!!!

  2. Your details such as the paint splatters ON TOP of the background and on your embellishments are what make you a great scrapbooker!

  3. You amaze me. Every layout!!! And I'm always in awe of the balance in that brain of yours!! I think it's wonderful how much free-flowing art you use! I really adore your 'polaroid' look- and the stitching ON those pics, baker's twine.... so much beauty!


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